Baby carrots, Newman's Own spelt pretzels, blackberries and almond butter. I probably eat my weight in baby carrots every year.
Tonight's dinner was a bit of an experiment for me. When I was an omnivore, I HATED mayonnaise. Absolutely positively hated it. On the rare occasions I consumed it, it had to be the most minimal amount possible. But, for some reason I can't explain, I've been craving some sort of mock mayonnaise-based salad. So, my brain concocted this:
Curry chickpea salad
For the mayonnaise, I used this recipe, but added the cornstarch to 1 tbsp water and added the mixture while the mayonnaise was on the stove. I think it created a smoother texture.
- 1/2 cup chickpeas
- 1-2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
- Celery, as much as you desire
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- S & P, to taste
- 1/2 green onion, garnish
- Mash all of the ingredients to desired consistency, put on your favorite bread with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
I put mine on an Ezekiel sprouted English muffin with baby spinach. Also with a side of baked sweet potato fries and steamed asparagus.
The verdict? Delicious! The star here is, in my opinion, the cinnamon. It added a hint of sweetness which wasn't overwhelming at all and contrasted nicely with the other spices. I'm also shocked that I actually liked the vegan mayonnaise. I loved this dish. Simple, easy, and healthy. :)